D. secundum Nature at Work (2012)
Acrylic painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 21 × 31 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

Painting is based on and inspired by orchids in my collection, and an event that occurred with this bird in our back yard. This is another one of those items I started long ago using my airbrush. I put it down when I didn't know how to proceed…. to pick it up again this much later, and I know exactly what I want out of it!
Interesting story with this one. This is an alternative version of this idea . The first one went to a gallery in Bangkok. It was apparently well appreciated. It also disappeared... I did eventually get paid. Seems there was Ia rivalry between the owner & the manager. Where that painting is now is anyone’s guess.
Mulberry paper is a traditional paper handmade in Thailand. Mulberry leaves are used there to feed the silkworm in the silk industry, the sticks used to make the paper. The resulting paper is a thick parchment paper, strong yet pliable. I have the paper made to this size to get the deckled edges which adds to the textural effect. This paper is a textured paper so the textural effect is even more. The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. The 2nd close up highlights the inspirational text written on the painting.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style, a garden scene, a favorite flower or pet? Contact me.
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Materials used:

acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge

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